June 2016 Messenger



June 2016 Messenger
Caleb Baker
George McCall
Anthony Hannah, Sr.
Jokeriya Leek
Kim Johnson
Stacey Morrow, Jr.
Sheila Higden
Adarious Myrick
DeVonn Wead
Madeline Calma
Joanna Pastrana
The following are excerpts taken from Focal Points April 2016:
FINLAND: God is showing Himself strong in Finland! Our daughter Candace is continuing to connect our contacts
within the Helsinki region. Her 2016 calendar is in place, and we’re excited about her vision for the year! Group
meetings, fellowship opportunities, prayer meetings and more are planned. She also continues to host the online
Bible study that we do with three of our Finnish friends whenever our schedules permit. In Loimaa and the surrounding area, Jun and Joyce Ventura are working on making contacts, have plans to start new Bible studies, and
are holding services whenever their schedules permit. We are thrilled about the team that God is building, and we
look forward to what He will do through all of us!—Mark and Glenda Alphin
GREENLAND: Regional Director Michael Tuttle and Area Coordinator Robert Kelley, were privileged to travel to
Greenland at the invitation of a church group there who have been seeking for more teaching and a deeper experience in the Lord. There are no roads between towns in Greenland, so it took many hours of travel by plane and helicopter to reach the village where this church group lives. A warm welcome was given by people who were eager to
get acquainted and discuss the Word.
Several days of meeting people and sharing the Word culminated in a weekend with six hours of teaching in their
Bible school and two services. We are happy to report that six people were filled with the Holy Ghost! People were
extremely eager to learn and grow in the Lord. Bible study materials were left with this group who gave an invitation
to keep connected and make another trip this year. Truly this is an open door!—Robert and Jerolyn
Photo (right) An estimated 5,000 people were filled with the Holy Spirit during
an outdoor crusade service attended by 35,000 in Marikina Sports Stadium in
Manila, Philippines. This crusade was the final service of the Philippine General
Conference held February 17-21, 2016. Philippine Superintendent Bodegas and
Global Missions Regional Director Roger Buckland preached before twenty-two
ministers were ordained from around the country. Pastor Anthony Mangun of
Alexandria, Louisiana, and his team ministered throughout the conference.
“Bible quizzing has touched my life in many
ways. I have grown spiritually and mentally
since joining the quiz team; it has taught me
to push, and to be dedicated. I am thankful
for those who support the quiz teams and
invest their time into all of us, quizzers.
Memorizing God's Word has been fun this
year. Many good memories have been made
at practices and quiz tournaments. Bible
quizzing has blessed my walk with God, and
I'm eager to continue growing.”
-Joanna Pastrana
June Schedule
Friday, 3rd: Ice Skating, $10 each plus
food money
Friday, 10th: No Event (Youth Camp)
Tuesday, 14th: Student Prayer & Fasting
Friday, 17th: Student Night –6:30 pm
“Quizzing has made a big impact on my life.
Being able to just be with a lot of the youth and
spend time together studying the Word of God
is one of the absolute best things. Yes, quizzers
have to put in many long hours to get the results
they want, but it’s definitely all worth it.
A favorite of mine this year would be Romans
12:21, “Be not overcome with evil, but overcome
evil with good.” I feel it’s a good reminder for
the young people of this time, especially me. I’d
also like to give a special thank you to Bro. and
Sis. Smith for their hard work and dedication in
making sure we’re the best we can be. I love you
-Whitney Barrett
Friday, 24th: Student Night –6:30 pm
“My experiences in Bible quizzing has been an interesting
one. It has definitely helped me to take time to understand
God’s Word. I’d have to say, without it, I probably wouldn’t
have gotten closer to God. I’m not the best quizzer ever,
but I’ve learned that it’s not just memorizing the verses,
but also taking time to read and understand the Word;
that’s my favorite part. With that better understanding, a
lot of my questions have been answered. Anyone old enough
should do Bible Quizzing! It’s well worth the experience! I
also want to thank the Smiths for the time and effort they
have given, not only to me, but to anyone who has quizzed
under their coaching!” -Ellie Woodruff
See last page for June Events
“As a husband and wife are each drawn to
the Lord, as they learn to serve and cherish
one another, as they share life experiences
and grow together and become one, and as
they are blessed through the uniting of
their distinctive natures, they begin to
realize the fulfillment that our heavenly
Father desires for His children. Ultimate
happiness, which is the very object of the
father’s plan, is received through the
making and honoring of eternal marriage
-David A. Bednar
Congrats to
Savanna Baker,
Zephariah Williams,
Ellie Woodruff,
Pete Corcoran &
Frankiquea Moore!
Well done!
(Events below are subject to change.)
Independence Day Picnic—July 4
Men’s Fishing Trip—July 14-16
Ladies’ Pool Party—July 16 (ages 13+)
Girls’ Swim Party—July 17 (to ages 12)
PEAK—July 20-22
Men’s Pool Party—July 30
Boys’ Pool Party—July 31
Section 3 Sheaves for Christ Chess/Ping
Pong Tournament—August 6
Friends & Family Day—August 14
(No night service)
Ladies’ Prayer Conference—August 19 & 20
with Sis. Shara McKee
Back to School Prayer—August 21
Sheaves for Christ Offering —August 28
Labor Day—Sept. 5
Summit Conference -Pigeon Forge, TN
–Sept. 6-8
Toddler to Pre-Teen Skating—Sept. 17
General Conference—Indianapolis, IN
-Sept. 27—30
Instructions: Place corn, two ears at a time, in the microwave
and cook for 3-1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave with a hot
pad and allow to cool for 5 minutes. After cooling, cut bottom
end of corn off, about 1-1/2 inches from end. Pull back husk
and silks. Cut kernels from husks and set aside.
Combine corn and other salad ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to
combine. Add dressing (below) and stir to coat all ingredients.
Garnish with cilantro leaves if desired. Serve with tortilla strips
or tortilla chips
Ingredients for the dressing:
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Add freshly ground black pepper, taste and add salt if needed
Instructions: Combine lime juice, honey, garlic and salt. Stir to
combine. In a slow, steady stream, add the oils, stirring continuously with a fork or small whisk. Taste and add more salt and
pepper, if needed. Set aside.
Salad Ingredients:
1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped in
1/2 in. pieces
1 medium bell pepper diced in 1/4 in. pieces
(whichever color you want)
1/2 medium red onion, diced in 1/4 in. pieces
1 medium zucchini, diced in 1/4 in. pieces
4 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced into 1/4 in. pieces
4 ears corn
1-1/2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
Bible Study 7 pm
Ice Skating
Men’s Prayer 8:00 am
Outreach Prayer &
Visitation 9:30 am Kerry & Tori
Bible Quizzing Finals
Prayer 7 pm
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship Service 10:30 am
Praise Explosion 6:00 pm
Bible Study 7 pm
Service with
Stan Cook
Mother’s Day
Sunday School 9:30 am
Prayer 7 pm
Worship Service 10:30 am
Praise Explosion 6:00 pm
Student Prayer Bible Study 7 pm
& Fasting
No Student
Men’s Prayer 8:00 am
Outreach Prayer &
Visitation 9:30 am
Elijah & Jessica
Bible Quizzing
-2 pm
Student Night
6:30 pm
Men’s Prayer 8:00 am
Outreach Prayer &
Visitation 9:30 am
Jessica Westbrook
planning each
Alabama CampThursday
Meeting June 15—17
Graduation Service
Sunday School 9:30 am
Prayer 7 pm
Worship Service 10:30 am
Praise Explosion 6:00 pm
Bible Study 7 pm
Father’s Day
Alabama Youth Camp June 7—11
Wedding Shower
Father/Son Luncheon
Student Night
6:30 pm
Men’s Prayer 8:00 am
Outreach Prayer &
Visitation 9:30 am
Crusader Camp June 21—24
Sunday School 9:30 am
Prayer 7 pm
Worship Service 10:30
Praise Explosion 6:00 pm
Bible Study 7 pm
Men’s Prayer 8:00 am
Outreach Prayer &
Visitation 9:30 am